1. Can I visit the Maeslant storm surge barrier up close?
You can only enter beyond the security gates in the presence of a guide, but then you get close enough to actually touch the barrier.

2. For whom is a guided tour suited?
Guided tours are often booked by a variety of groups such as schools, companies, clubs, families and tourists. As an individual, you can join one of our predetermined tours during most weekends or the holiday periods. We also have special English tours. You can find the schedule on this website under Agenda on the Home page

3. Is a guided tour free?
No, we charge a reasonable fee for a guided tour.Information about times and prices, see under "prices" on this website

4. Is there sufficient parking at the Keringhuis?
The Keringhuis has a large free parking area. There are also sufficient spaces for busses and touring cars.

5. May I bring my pet into the information centre and/or on a guided tour?
No. With the exception of guide dogs for the blind, no pets are allowed in the Keringhuis.

6. Is the Keringhuis and the Maeslant storm surge barrier accessible for wheelchairs?
Yes. The Keringhuis and barrier terrain are both easily accessable by wheelchair. There is also a wheelchair available at the information centre and we have a special toilet for the disabled.

7. Is there a restaurant or a catering facility at the Keringhuis?
Yes, there is a restaurant in the Keringhuis. The opening hours are the same as those of the information centre. However, during the winter months (October through March), the restaurant is only open on the weekends if no prior appointments have been made for catering. For large groups it is possible to book a coffee/tea arrangement, lunch and/or drinks, in combination with a guided tour.

8. Can my company/organisation hold a meeting in the Keringhuis?
Yes, most certainly! In combination with a guided tour of the Maeslant barrier, we have three meeting rooms available: two large rooms (max. 60 and max. 120 pers) and a smaller room (max. 18 pers.). All rooms have beamers and projection screens. Should you so desire, it is also possible to reserve catering. If you are interested, we can draw up a tailored arrangement to suit your needs.Free WiFi avaiable on request


Maeslantkeringweg 139
3151 ZZ Hoek van Holland
Tel: 088-7970630

Opening hours

monday - friday
10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
saturday, sunday and public holidays
11.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
closed on 1 jan., 25 dec. en 31 dec.